2022!

Summer Retreat

Bordeaux, France

SecondHalf with Vann Duke Presents:

A GREAT SURGE OF LIFE: FITNESS & WELLNESS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR SECOND HALF

Bordeaux, France
August 27 - September 3, 2022

COME JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE FITNESS ADVENTURE IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE!

SecondHalf Fitness invites you to a physically energizing and mentally stimulating adventure that will leave you feeling recharged, empowered, nurtured and refocused.  Each moment of the retreat has been meticulously designed to immerse you in an experience that supercharges your desire to age successfully and enjoy the highest level of physical fitness and mental strength for many years to come.  From expert exercise instruction to dynamic wellness workshops, you will learn how to engage life from a new perspective with increased vitality and a sustained purpose.

Beyond 50, successful aging requires a focused approach to daily living.
Get ready to engage in your life from a new perspective! 

We will explore:

  • the most innovative approach to exercise to achieve increased energy and greater strength

  • why vigorous exercise is key to longevity and how to get there safely in your workouts  

  • the term "youthfulness" and how it can be experienced lifelong 

  • the qualities of an active lifestyle and design your customized plan for active living

  • how to become revitalized through adequate rest and improved sleep

  • ways to nourish your mind, body and spirit while navigating the challenges of aging

  • how to move beyond obstacles and create your blueprint for dynamic and purposeful living

  • mindfulness practices to reboot your motivation and enjoy a greater quality of life

Special Note: COVID-19 SAFETY: All participants will be required to provide proof of fully vaccinated status.**

THE SETTING

 

This idyllic french countryside region offers the perfect backdrop to explore what it takes to physically and mentally supercharge the second half of your life. You will reside in an alluring and beautifully restored 16th century Cognac estate perched atop four private acres of rolling hills. Fields of sunflowers and grapevines surround the property making it a magnificently picturesque and tranquil setting.

THE EXPERIENCE

Step away from the grind of everyday life and escape to the picturesque french countryside! For 8 days/7 nights, you will be coached through a fun and challenging week of exercise, strength training, yoga, sports activities, meditation and wellness workshops. All fitness levels welcome and encouraged.

 

You will enjoy three delicious and healthy meals each day lovingly prepared by our incredible French chef using locally sourced ingredients.  

 

Your journey wouldn't be complete without time for rest and relaxation.  Plan for a great deal of free time to take a dip in the heated pool, lounge with good book, take a stroll around the property's four acres of rolling and wooded hills, swim the local lake or grab a bike to explore local villages. 

Kettlebell Training
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Chillac Castle
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Gourmet Appetizer
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Wine Tasting Events
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MDLV_Yoga Studio
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YOUR HOST

Vann Duke

Master Fitness Coach & Celebrity Personal Trainer

 

Vann Duke, founder of SecondHalf Fitness, has enjoyed over 20 years in the fitness & wellness industry. He has trained some of Hollywood's top and up-and-coming actors. Vann is thrilled to welcome you to France, his second home, for an exciting fitness adventure of a lifetime!

THE DAILY SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

 

7:30am     Sunrise Stretch & Meditation

 

8am          Coffee, teas and fruit

 

9am          Morning Workout 

 

10:30am   Breakfast

12pm        Wellness Workshop/Afternoon Activity

 

12:45pm  Time to yourself to explore, swim or just chill

 

2pm         Lunch

 

5pm         Wellness Workshop/Fitness Clinics

7pm         Meditation

 

7:30          Dinner

 

Participate in as much or as little of the schedule as you desire. All fitness levels are welcome. 

THE PRICES & ACCOMMODATIONS 

Cost: starting at $2495 per person, based on double occupancy.  Price is based on room selection. 

Price includes:

  • 7-night accommodations, single or double occupancy

  • Three gourmet and healthy meals each day (excludes Wednesday lunch & dinner )

  • Daily fitness classes (Functional strength, balance, flexibility, dynamic posture, core training)

  • Vinyasa yoga

  • Daily guided mindfulness meditation & rituals

  • Wellness programs and topical discussions

  • Hiking

  • Bicycling 

  • Wine & cognac tasting

  • Retreat welcome basket 

  • Rest & relaxation!

Optional services (additional cost):

Not included:

- Air travel from your country to France

- Transfers to/from retreat center

- Travel insurance

- Bordeaux City Tour add on (More to come!)

Deposit: $1000 per person.  

 

Booking Terms:  This non-refundable deposit of $1000 is required to confirm your place. The balance is due by 

June 1, 2022.  Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full.  In the event of cancellation, payments are non-refundable unless your place can be filled by another guest. 

Room selection is on a first come, first reserved bases.  Make your reservation today!

Book Your reservation: Vann Duke @ vann@secondhalffitness.com or call (310) 242-3589.

Solo travelers we are happy to match you with a roommate in a shared room. Email us with your request. 

***COVID-19 SAFETY: All participants will be required to provide proof of fully vaccinated status. (More to come.)

 CHOOSE YOUR ROOM - AVAILABLE ROOMS IN GREEN

French Room w/ Ensuite - King Bed
French Room w/ Ensuite - King Bed

Single or Double Occupancy - Ensuite

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French Room w/ Ensuite - King Bed
French Room w/ Ensuite - King Bed

Single or Double Occupancy - Ensuite

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La Maison French Room w/ Ensuite Bathroom - SOLD OUT

Beams Room w/ Shared Bathroom
Beams Room w/ Shared Bathroom

Double Occupancy - Shared Bathroom

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Beams Room w/ Shared Bathroom
Beams Room w/ Shared Bathroom

Double Occupancy - Shared Bathroom

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La Maison Beams Room w/ Shared Bathroom - Double Beds - SOLD OUT

Twin Room w/ Shared Bathroom
Twin Room w/ Shared Bathroom

Double Occupancy - Shared Bathroom

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Twin Room w/ Shared Bathroom
Twin Room w/ Shared Bathroom

Double Occupancy - Shared Bathroom

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La Maison Twin Room w/ Shared Bathroom - Single Beds

Double Occupancy

Tower Room w/ Ensuite
Tower Room w/ Ensuite

Double Occupancy - Ensuite

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Tower Room w/ Ensuite
Tower Room w/ Ensuite

Double Occupancy - Ensuite

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La Maison Tower Room w/ Ensuite Bathroom - SOLD OUT

Emporer Room Ensuite - King Bed
Emporer Room Ensuite - King Bed

Single or Double Occupancy - Ensuite

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Emporer Room Ensuite - King Bed
Emporer Room Ensuite - King Bed

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La Maison Emperor Room w/ Ensuite - SOLD OUT

Garden Room w/ Ensuite
Garden Room w/ Ensuite

Double Occupancy - Two Double Beds - Ensuite

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Garden Room w/ Ensuite
Garden Room w/ Ensuite

Double Occupancy - Two Double Beds - Ensuite

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La Maison Garden Room w/ Ensuite - SOLD OUT

La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath
La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy w/ Shared Bathroom

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La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath
La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath

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La Petite Maison Double w/ Shared Bathroom - Double Bed

La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath
La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy w/ Shared Bathroom

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La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath
La Petite Maison Double Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy w/ Shared Bathroom

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La Petite Maison Double w/ Shared Bathroom - SOLD OUT

La Petite Maison - Double Ensuite
La Petite Maison - Double Ensuite

Single or Double Occupancy - Double Bed

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La Petite Maison - Double Ensuite
La Petite Maison - Double Ensuite

Single or Double Occupancy - Double Bed

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La Petite Maison Double w/ Ensuite

Double Occupancy

La Longere Master Bedroom Ensuite
La Longere Master Bedroom Ensuite

Single or Double Occupancy - Ensuite

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La Longere Master Bedroom Ensuite
La Longere Master Bedroom Ensuite

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La Longere Double Master w/ Ensuite - Double Bed - SOLD OUT

La Longere Double Shared Bath
La Longere Double Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy w/ Shared Bathroom

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La Longere Double Shared Bath
La Longere Double Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy w/ Shared Bathroom

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La Longere Double w/ Shared Bathroom - Double Bed

La Longere Double w/ Shared Bath
La Longere Double w/ Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy

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La Longere Double w/ Shared Bath
La Longere Double w/ Shared Bath

Single or Double Occupancy

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La Longere Double Room w/ Shared Bathroom - SOLD OUT

La Longere Twin Room w/ Shared Bath
La Longere Twin Room w/ Shared Bath

Double Occupancy

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La Longere Twin Room w/ Shared Bath
La Longere Twin Room w/ Shared Bath

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La Longere Twin Room w/ Shared Bathroom - SOLD OUT

CONTACT

For more information and to book your reservation please contact:

Vann Duke

vann@secondhalffitness.com

(310) 242-3589

Jennifer Quarles

jennifer@jenniferquarles.com

(404) 666-4460